In the comparison graph with other European countries, the expert said: “We’re following a pattern extremely similar to what France followed.
“In France, that rate has continued to go up and the same is true in Spain.
“In Belgium, the same sort of graph was happening but then they took decisive action and at that point the rate stabilised and began to come down.
“So this is a clear indication that if you act rapidly then there is a good chance of bringing the rates back down under control.”
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